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Inactivate   Listen
verb
inactivate  v. t.  (past & past part. inactivated; pres. part. inactivating)  To make inactive; as, boiling will inactivate most enzymes; acetylation of the antibiotic inactivated it.
Synonyms: deactivate. Note: To inactivate an enzyme or chemical usually renders it permanently inactive; to inactivate a machine (as by turning a switch) may be reversible, and for machines and devices, the term deactivate is usually used. The distinction is worth preserving.






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